Intelligent quote of the day

In my opinion, conservatism is better served, at this moment, by directly engaging the culture. We need conservative teachers, professors; conservative doctors, conservative actors, conservative priests, conservative directors, conservative artists and musicians. Most of all, conservative mothers and fathers. These people shape current and future generations think and feel about the world more than perhaps intellectuals and politicians, who are often unnoticed by the average uninformed American. Right now liberals have an almost unbreakable control on media and education – by changing this we have a better chance that later generations will be more conservative, and hence willing to even consider the Republican party no matter its faults – or at least their rejection of it will be grounded in conservative principles.

—Grigory, a poster in the CrunchyCon.com blog responding to the article “Death of conservatism gorefest!”

Intelligent quote of the day

I really, really hate when people misuse the term “sex object”. The word “object” in that phrase has the same meaning as in the phrase “object of the preposition” or “object of my affection”, NOT as in the phrase “inanimate object”. Sexual desire is transitive; it requires an object. For a heterosexual man, women are indeed “sex objects”, and anyone who finds this distasteful had best come up with a new way for humans to reproduce, or else shut the hell up.

—Miss October. a pseudonym for an IMDB.com message board poster, ardently presenting her case and rightly having zero patience for feminist (and perhaps Christian fundamentalist) thinking that the phrase “sex object”  is a negative and evil thing all the time and submits that it can be positive thing—if the human race is going to continue to survive.  I say to Miss October, well said and KICK ASS!!!